Key People

 

Alice Hendy

The Founder

Alice set up R;pple on discovery of the volume of harmful online content following the death of her brother, Josh. With a strong professional background in IT and Cyber Security, Alice has created a team to spearhead suicide prevention through an online monitoring tool. R;pple exists to reduce exposure to harmful online content through an innovative page display and keyword configuration to encourage mental health support and awareness.

Josh Hendy

The Inspiration

Fun loving, caring and with a wicked sense of humour, Josh was one in a million. Sadly, on 25th November 2020, Josh lost his battle with his mental health and took his own life at just 21 years of age. Josh's memory now lives on in our hearts and minds, but also through the R;pple monitoring tool - a focused drive to ensure individuals are presented with a Choice above Suicide when researching techniques to self-harm or take their own life.


Debi Roberts

R;pple Steering Group Member
CEO of The OLLIE Foundation

Debi is the CEO of The OLLIE Foundation - bringing suicide prevention, intervention and postvention to education, health and all bluelight professionals. Debi is a World Leader in  mental health and suicide prevention.

Steve Mallen

R;pple Steering Group Member
Founder of Zero Suicide Alliance

Steve is a founding member of the Zero suicide Alliance (ZSA).  The ZSA is a government backed programme focused on reducing suicide in the health service, the workplace and the community. Steve brings a wealth of experience and connections in suicide prevention and mental health following the loss of his son, Edward, in 2015.

Ian Russell

R;pple Steering Group Member and Molly Rose Foundation Chair

Following the tragic loss of Molly Rose, the Russell family and their friends have successfully registered a charitable foundation in Molly’s memory
The aim of the Molly Rose Foundation is suicide prevention, targeted towards young people under the age of 25 and to help spot those suffering from mental illness and connect them to the help, support and practical advice they need

Professor David Mosse

R;pple Steering Group Member
MA DPhil(Oxon) FBA

David Mosse is Professor of Social Anthropology. David's most recent research interest is in the anthropology of mental life, distress and survival, and in mental healthcare systems, therapeutic practices and public policy in the UK and South Asia. This includes ethnographic and public engagement in approaches to psychiatric crisis and suicide prevention across cultures.

Mary Anne Crook

R;pple Steering Group Member
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training ASIST

Independent Trainer at Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training ASIST . ASIST training is the world's most widely used, evaluated, evidence based programme in suicide intervention aimed at any adult, but most especially those in health and social care, emergency services, the voluntary sector, substance misuse, mental health, pastoral care and occupational health. Mary has delivered this course over 15 years to over 2,000 people, and is the most experienced trainer in England for this course.

Jeremy O'Dwyer

R;pple Steering Group Member
Suicide Survivor

Jeremy O’Dwyer, survived a suicide attempt in 2010 after years living with depression. Jeremy now shares his experience to: provide hope, raise awareness about suicide and mental ill-health, challenge stigma, encourage people to have those challenging conversation, encourage empathetic and non-judgemental listening.

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